Air freight management industry news and business issues for the logistics professional covering air cargo, pricing, screening, forwarding and service providers.

Asia-Pacific is key to air cargo recovery

Posted 06/14 · 08:56 AM · LM Editorial
While the International Air Transport Association further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion, Asia-Pacific carriers are expected to earn $2.1 billion—the most profitable of all regions.

Global logistics: DHL introduces new U.S.-Middle East-Asia Pacific flights

Posted 06/10 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to meet increasing shipper demand, global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL Express began service for new, next-day intercontinental flights between the U.S. and the Middle East and Asia-Pacific to the U.S.

Exports are still bright spot for California

Posted 06/10 · 07:36 AM · LM Editorial
Despite recent signs of a slackening pace of global economic growth, California exporters turned in another impressive performance in April with shipments totaling $12.88 billion, a gain of 14.4 percent over the same month last year, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this week by the U.S. Commerce Department.

BTS reports Freight TSI falls 1.0 percent from March to April

Posted 06/08 · 11:40 AM · LM Editorial
The BTS said that the April Freight TSI at 107.5 is up 14.0 percent from the recent low of 94.3 in April 2009, which was its lowest level since July 1997. April’s Freight TSI is down 5.1 percent from its historic peak of 113.3 in January 2005.

UPS takes steps to expand Latin America air cargo capacity

Posted 06/07 · 05:27 AM · LM Editorial
The company is replacing a Boeing 757 narrow-body aircraft with a new and larger B-767 wide-body freighter, which increases cargo capacity by 50 percent on UPS’s 19 weekly flights into Central and South America.

Trucking towards a double-dip? Batter up!

Posted 06/03 · 01:26 PM · LM Editorial
I don’t know what is harder: figuring out what the economy is doing or hitting a curve ball? While I was a decent enough hitter growing up, I did not see too many breaking balls. But given all the noise about which way the economy is moving, I may be heading back to the batting cages.

Managing air cargo costs

Posted 06/01 · 11:23 AM · LM Editorial
Although the fluctuation of jet fuel surcharges and the supply/demand balance of air cargo capacity are elements that air shippers can’t control, there are several steps they can take to better manage the related, volatile costs.

Global logistics: UPS marks one-year anniversary of Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub

Posted 05/26 · 08:19 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this week, UPS marked the one-year anniversary of its Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub, which serves the company’s entire intra-Asian network. UPS also announced that in June it is rolling out a new direct weekly flight from Guam to Hong Kong, which connects Guam to the rest of the world.

Where are the jobs in air cargo?

Posted 04/28 · 08:05 PM · LM Editorial
In the latest survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association, just over a third of respondents reported stability in employment numbers in Q1 2011 while 42 percent hired additional staff and less than a quarter cut back.

Air cargo forecast dips in first quarter

Posted 04/28 · 07:48 PM · LM Editorial
Results from the International Air Transport Association’s quarterly survey conducted in April point to a significant deterioration in sentiment on the outlook for industry profitability in 2011

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